Sofia Paravicini
The Beauty


Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I had the opportunity to collaborate with San Vittore prison’s monthly journal, held and written by its female convicts in Milan, Italy. In this issue the topic was “The Beauty”. I decided to illustrate the beauty as the harmony between nature and one of the greatest symbols of beauty in the history of art: “The birth of Venus”.

How was the illustration used:
This illustration was used for the cover of the San Vittore prison’s monthly journal. The newspaper’s purpose is to deal with a different theme every month, aiming to inspire and ignite the convicts imagination to write about their experiences and their thoughts during their detention period. The newspaper was distributed in libraries and bookshops around Italy.

How did you make this work:
This illustration, as all my works, is drawn by hand with pencil on paper. After that I scan my drawings and I add, with the graphics tablet, a transparent layer of colour.

Commissioner Name :
(in)Oltre gli Occhi
Commissioner Company :
(in)Oltre gli Occhi, San Vittore prison’s monthly journal, held and written by its female convicts in Milan, Italy.

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Currently Based:
I'm currently based in Milan, Italy.

Sofia Paravicini is a freelance illustrator based in Milan. After her studies in Fine Art Painting at the Camberwell College of Arts of London, she holds a Master's degree in editorial illustration at the Mimaster of Milan. In addition to collaborations with newspapers and magazines, she published four picture-book titled: Il Viaggio di Adelia, Nord-Sud Edizioni Le storie di Anna, la bambina che non diceva mai le bugie, Salani Editore Delfina e il mare, Salani Editore La bambina tutta verde, Salani EditoreSelected clients: Schweizer Monat, Linus Magazine, Liber Magazine, Illustrati Magazine, Sofar Sounds, Nord-Sud Edizioni, Salani Editore, Bollati Boringhieri Editore.Awards: Communication Arts, shortlisted editorial 2020 Premio Illustri, shortlisted editorial 2019